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How to know when your GUI is visible (nothing over top of it)

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I know I can use BitAnd(WinGetState(), 2) to see if a window is visible or hidden.  But is there an easy way to know if your window has anything over top of it?  The only thing I can think of is to use WinGetPos() to get the location and size of your window and then iterate over WinList() checking to make sure each one doesn't encroach on your window until you find your window (since WinList() is in Z order).  Is there a better way?

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Jos produced >this script a few years ago - it looks as if it could be what you are looking for. ;)


Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:


ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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Thank you very much (for many things over the years not just this).  I think Jos's example will be very much help.  Unfortunately it seems he is doing it exactly the way I had planned to do it.  I had hoped I had overlooked some much simpler way.  But if Jos didn't find a easier way, and you don't know one, then this must be the right solution.

Thanks again!

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